Dancing all night at the Techno Rave


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Lights, music, and dancing till the night is what made up the Techno Rave.

Ryder Richardson, Staff Writer

The Swine Week 2023 Techno Rave had a gleaming show on Mar. 8 inside the lower commons. The rave lasting on from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., the two ways to enter it was to either pay $10 per person or a wristband that allows students to enter all Swine Week events. 

The night involved blaring classic 2000’s pop hit songs, such as “Party in the USA” by Miley Cyrus and “Cha-Cha Slide” by Mr. C The Slide Man, throughout the whole night on speakers. The songs made many participants jump up and down to jam out to the music played by mobile DJ Redfox.

“‘Timber’ by Pitbull was my favorite song that played at the dance,” junior Lindsey Lamoureaux said. “I was dancing my heart out on that one for sure.”  

Events such as these mean that students have an excuse to leave the house and hang out with friends for the night. The Techno Rave provided plenty of social interaction between students and teachers as everyone crowded around the DJ booth. 

“I thought that the Techno Dance was a great time to hang out and chill with your friends,” junior Jack Moler said.

Events like these can’t please everyone, and some students complained about the DJ not being unique. Some believe it would’ve been a better experience if there was more diverse music and various DJs instead of Redfox being at every school event this year. A change of DJs would meet the interests of all students since not everyone enjoys pop music from the early 21st century.

“DJ Redfox is at every event and plays the same songs,” junior Lucas Houpt said. “He isn’t hitting the same after the first event.”

Dancing through the night until the end of the party was not only for fun but for a good cause, too. Swine Week’s recipient this year is HopeHouse OKC, who provides families with safe housing and the support necessary to help them rewrite their lives for the better. Donating will allow them to expand their reach to ending homelessness and poverty in Okla. All purchases during the event will be making their way to the HopeHouse OKC organization.

Whether students want to hang out with friends, support a charity, listen to music or even dance their hearts out, this event is a great opportunity to participate during Swine Week.

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